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Statement of First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioners Thyssen and Jourová on European Equal Pay Day

4 November 2016

Thursday 3 November is European Equal Pay Day, representing the day in the year when women across Europe stop being paid due to the gender pay gap; with the average hourly wage for women in Europe being 16.7 % lower than it is for men, they in effect work 16% of the year for free.

Read the full press release from the European Commission here.

What is the situation in the UK? Read the Country Fiche here.

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